Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has commented on why he hooked midfielder Craig Bryson after the first 45 minutes during the Dons’ 1-0 win over Hamilton.
Lewis Ferguson scored the only goal of the night as Aberdeen lifted themselves up to fourth following Sunday’s disappointing defeat to Celtic.
Bryson returned to the starting XI against Brian Rice’s side and by all accounts he was pretty impressive. The 32-year-old dictated play where possible and provided a calming influence in the Dons midfield.
He was replaced by Dean Campbell after half time though. Bryson’s manager says that the midfielder rocked his ankle during the first half, so he was subbed as a precaution.
McInnes said: “It was great to have two proper midfielders back to choose from with Bryson and Ferguson and Lewis came up with an all-important goal.
“It was good to have him and Bryson on the pitch. Obviously Bryson rocked his ankle again on the surface, and we are hoping that he is okay for Saturday.
“Bryson wanted to play on, and he probably could have, but we just made the decision with the history of his ankle in recent weeks and obviously the surface. He had just rolled it as he landed.
“There was another 45 minutes to add to the 45 he got on Sunday. Hopefully by taking him off he is fit and available for the weekend.”